HeThe Switch console received another firmware update this week, and like the previous patch notes we’ve received for updates like this, the official details don’t tell us much. The update in question delivered “general system stability improvements to improve the user experience,” which generally means there wasn’t anything overly exciting about the update. However, in this case, it appears that some behind-the-scenes changes were made that affected the game. The hidden list of bad words that players cannot say. Those words have since been updated, but again, the specific details of what was changed are mostly unknown.
You can view the official patch notes for the update here. The latest update, version 16.0.1, was released on March 22 with only one bullet point to speak of. However, for hidden changes, we need to look for the data miners who shared more information after the update was released.
OatmealDome of Dolphin emulator fame is one such person who shared information about what this Nintendo Switch update did when it released on Wednesday. on Twitter, the user said that the list of profanity was updated. Some nameless words were added while others were removed, and the overall list was “reorganized to reduce misblocking.” Otherwas made out of this profanity list, but the user speculated that the change was mostly related to bug fixes.
[Nintendo Switch Firmware Update]
Version 16.0.1 is out now. ????
The official patch notes list “stability” as the only change.
Internally, the profanity lists have been reorganized to reduce erroneous blocking, and several words have been added or removed in some languages.
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome)
Nintendo has a history of updating its chat filters and restricted word lists like this in the past, so this isn’t too unusual when it comes to Nintendo Switch updates. the same thing happenedwith NSFW words and other potentially problematic phrases updated regularly to remove words Nintendo deemed inappropriate.
This update is only the second to be released this year with the most recent before it goes live in February. That one contained really just one line of interest and the other again was “general system stability improvements to improve user experience.”